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Gene Burks, 70, of Rockwall County passed away Nov. 17, 2010. 
He was born March 7, 1940, in Royse City to Shenney and Ouida (Wilcoxson) Burks. Gene was an entrepreneur of multiple businesses. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Royse City.
Gene is survived by his wife, Betsy Burks of Rockwall; two sons, Gene Burks II and wife Amy of Weatherford and Lt. Com. Chris Burks of Corpus Christi; daughters Lisa Willis and husband Mike of Rockwall and Angela and Shelly McBride of Denison; grandchildren Clay Burks and wife Christina of Rowlett, Ashley and Whitney Willis of Rockwall, Bailey, Hannah and Julia Burks of Weatherford, Macy and Major McBride of Denison, and Haylee and Garrett Burks of Southlake; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Nov. 19, at First United Methodist Church, 305 N. Josephine Street, Royse City, with Rev. Ann Willet officiating. Interment followed in Royse City Cemetery.
Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 15186, Austin, Texas 75761 or www.heart.org.
Visit and sign a guest book at www.roysecityheraldbanner.com.
Published on  November 26, 2010
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